We may not be conscious of it, but we perceive shapes in all our visual interactions with the world. To be clear, a shape is a two dimensional object with a boundary, such as a square, circle or triangle. Since shape is two dimensional, we are most aware of shape in two dimensional visual media such as photographs and paintings....
A vast wilderness that is world famous, the Canadian Rockies are one of the most extravagantly beautiful mountain ranges on Earth and a landscape photographer’s dream. The opportunities for photography are endless, from still, turquoise colored lakes, rushing rivers, towering waterfalls and deep canyons, to soaring, snow capped mountain peaks and .....Learn more.
A land of thousands of lakes and streams, where the northern coniferous and southern deciduous forests meet, Algonquin Provincial Park is world famous for its intense and varied show of spectacular fall colors. Join me for an intense learning experience among some of the most beautiful autumn scenery our world has to offer. You will have the chance to .....Learn more.
I am excited to share with you an excerpt from my new eBook "The Art of Nature Photography", where I discuss in detail, together with illustrated examples, the art of composition and the principles of aesthetics. In this excerpt I discuss LINE as a compositional element. Line is one of the formal elements that make up every image, the others being shape, patterns, form, texture, color and tonalities.
Photography opens a world of endless possibilities. It is a wonderfully enriching activity and it makes us look at our world with different eyes. However, therein also lies the danger, since it is easy to get distracted from following the path to a full expression of our photographic vision. In this article, I describe 5 very important guidelines which will ensure that you do not loose your path to a powerful expression of your photographic vision.
Patagonia is unbridled wilderness where nature, pure and untamed, surrounds and touches every core of your being. Situated next to the vast southern ice field, it is home to giant blue glaciers, pristine turquoise lakes with spectacularly shaped icebergs, over which tower soaring granite massifs and, in the month of April, endless lenga forests in peak autumn colors... Learn more.
A land you never imagined could exist, Namibia, like no other, combines the spectacular, the endless, the surreal. Namibia is, in one word, otherworldly. Vast, ancient and extremely sparsely populated, it contains an unimaginable variety and combination of natural landscapes. Join me on a photographic adventure of a lifetime, and wonder in awe at the world’s ....... Learn more.
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The wide angle lens is probably the most often used, but also misused, lens in landscape photography. It is a powerful lens, as long as it is used with forethought and for the right scenes. In this article I share with you useful tips for composing powerful wide angle images, and I hope it encourages you to go out there and capture the beauty!